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Change Manager Certification Helping clients create individual and organizational change

Professional firms constantly face changes in the business environment. Both the pace and complexity of these changes are increasing, which requires organizations to have a structured approach. This not only assures clients, employees and partners of your commitment to excellence; it also reduces risk through careful planning. In the end, it costs less, too.

In May 2018, Bellwether Strategies principal consultant Natasha Chetty completed the Prosci (pronounced “pro-sigh”) change management certification program in Banff, Alberta.

Change management is often described as “the people side” of project management.

Benefits for Bellwether Strategies clients include:

  • A structured approach to facilitate change initiatives of any size, from  a simple work process change to enterprise technology updates.
  • Customizable tools and resources based on credible research
  • Integration with project management capabilities within client firms
  • Training opportunities for firm managers

The certification complements Natasha’s background in strategic planning, communications and legal project management skills training.  She looks forward to working with clients on organizational change initiatives, individual development and other projects that demand a thoughtful approach to transition and, ultimately, continued success.

ACMP Vancouver Member Profile Natasha Chetty featured in December Newsletter

The Association of Change Management BC Chapter (ACMP) interviewed Bellwether Strategies principal Natasha Chetty for its December member newsletter.

ACMP is dedicated to advancing the discipline and the profession of change management, while supporting its members in developing individual and organizational change capabilities.

Read the interview below and learn more about ACMP by visiting their website or attending one of their events.

MEMBERSHIP PROFILE – NATASHA CHETTY

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I started in marketing and communications and gradually realized that most of my work involves change management, from strategic planning to internal communications to branding and reputation management. Many of my clients are trying to honour unique workplace cultures, but they realize they need to embrace change if they want those cultures to remain successful. The principles of change management offer a credible path forward.
Why did you decide to join ACMP Vancouver?
I joined for the camaraderie and to learn from others in the field. I also appreciate the resources that ACMP offers – webinars, networking events, etc.
What are you working on?
I’ve been working with a national law firm on a rebranding project. It was exciting to get involved at the early stage and see how deeply they’ve been able to implement changes. I’ve also been helping one of my smaller accounting clients merge with a larger firm; it’s gratifying to know that the reputation building program we worked on over several years created real equity in their organization.
Do you have any recommended change management books/resources to share?
Humble Consulting by Edgar Schein. He reinforces the need for consultants to recognize the messy, human aspects of change management and to be more concerned with being perceived as practical and helpful, rather than being impressive.
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Travelling, running and eating (not necessarily in that order). I’ve also been trying to make jewellery and expand my culinary skills to varying degrees of success. My partner and I spent six weeks in Africa in 2016; we enjoyed it so much we’re planning a return trip next year.